I brewed what was supposed to be a slightly less hoppy ESB on Jan. 31.
1 lb. Maris Otter Pale Malt Muntons
½ lb. Crystal Grain 40L - Briess
¼ lb. Carapils (Dextrine) Grain - Briess
2 x 1lb. bag Muntons Amber DME
1 x 3lb. bag Muntons Light DME
2 oz. Kent Golding (5%) Hop pellets
White Labs WPL002 English Ale Yeast
OG: 1.051 @ 80 degrees (1.0535 corrected)
I racked to secondary last Friday, Feb. 7. After reading this website, I was going to leave it alone in primary and bottle straight from there, but had a friend over and he wanted to do some "brewing" . In the clearing carboy, the beer looks very clear and there is a lot of sediment at the bottom.
My question is this:
If I test FG and it's where it needs to be (right around 1.013-1.014, right?), could I go ahead and bottle this one?
This is only my 4th batch, so I'm a little impatient. I know that longer = better, but could this one be OK after 12 to 14 days?
Don't some people here go with just primary and bottle after 10 days or so?
Am I really just rushing it?
Thanks for any help!